As we ring in the new year with the first art stroll of 2015 we can’t help but be thankful for the blue skies and sunshine we’ve had these past few days. You’ll still want to bundle up for this evening but we love the idea of strolling the street with a moonlit view of Mt. Ogden and skies so clear you can see the stars even here in downtown. It calls to mind a painting one of our followers shared earlier this week, a local spin on Van Gogh’s Starry Night.
(Thanks to our friends at Liquid Canvas for sharing that!)
This evening there are some really great exhibits. Check out our top picks!
Sock Monkey’n Around Antiques
Whitespace Contemporary’s theme this month is “Invisible Things” featuring Molly Morin and Stephen Wolochowicz. The works included in Invisible Things reference systems and structures that are complex, global, and not quite tangible. Stephen Wolochowicz’s ceramic sculptures suggest a much larger infrastructure and conceal the matter they house. Molly Morin’s prints represent forms generated out of an interplay of poetry and web data while refusing to illustrate either. Saturated colors, dense geometries and nuanced textures reflect the exhibition’s title by asking the viewer to consider Invisible Things.
Nurture the Creative Mind
NCM was recently named Ogden’s “Best Nonprofit” in the Indie Ogden Awards. This week for art stroll they’ve partnered their stroll with an open house for their new space in the Union Station. NCM member Ben Zack will be there launching his community photo project “Ogden 52” which is open for the public to participate in. Learn more about the photo project.
Come see the space, meet the students, members, and see what we are up to next. If that isn’t enough there’s also drinks, food, and a raffle for a gift basket worth $100.
Bella Muse Gallery is presenting a trunk show for the gallery stroll: all original designs from YURIKA, silk scarves and knit sweaters.
Pandemonium Art Gallery
Pandemonium is featuring new art by Will XX and Jessica Hollon and they are also introducing a new artist this month: Jo Bradbury.
Green the World
Green the World has paintings by Ogden local, Steve Stones. Steve’s paintings utilize religious, political and pop-culture symbols in a variety of unexpected and peculiar ways. Steve says, “I appropriate these familiar symbols and place them in an unfamiliar context in order to construct new content with them. By taking symbols of fear and placing them in a harmless, innocent context, or symbols of wholesome middle America and placing them a dark, deviant and ridiculous context, I hope to gain insight into the source of power these symbols draw upon.”
If your idea of art is more of the edible variety, stop in to Rovali’s for dinner tonight. They’re serving up a super delicious Cheese Manicotti and Neapolitan Cake and featuring the Tommasi Merlot wine for tonight’s special. They also have live music with Scott Rogers.
*This month’s First Friday Art Stroll actually falls on the second Friday of the month, January 9th, because of the New Year. Art Stroll is generally 6 pm to 9 pm but check with the individual shops for any deviations from that schedule.